View Full Version : [ubuntu] i5 Intel GMA HD support

September 8th, 2011, 08:52 PM
I am considering buying a laptop that uses the i5 with Intel GMA HD chipset. I've searched all over to try and figure out the current state of support for this gpu, but all I can find is threads from months ago.

Does anyone know what the current state of support is? I'm looking for compiz support and HD video playback.


September 9th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Do you have a model number of the graphics chip? I think there are several different models of Intel HD graphics. For example, I have a 4500M HD chip and it has severe backlight problems, but I have a 3000 HD in my other laptop and it works great.

September 9th, 2011, 03:11 AM
Unfortunately no. This is the laptop in question: MSI A7200-027US (http://www.msimobile.com/level3_productpage.aspx?id=214).

It has an i5-430M CPU, which according to this (http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-i5-430M-Notebook-Processor.23750.0.html) page, has an "integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card", which is "clearly faster than the old GMA 4500MHD", so apparently an even newer version.